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Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:48 pm

Back to Classic event is happening throughout May! We're using the Classic Conquerers leaderboard for the month as the standings. This event is intended to help Classic players get more Classic games going.

Games can happen throughout the month, anytime! I will be hosting a few sessions on these dates:

Thursday May 26th - come on Back to Classic! I will be hosting Classic games throughout the day!
• Session 1 start time: 11am Pacific time / 2pm Eastern / 7pm London / 8pm Paris / 4am Friday Sydney Australia
• Session 2 start time: 5pm Pacific time / 8pm Eastern / 1am friday London / 2am friday Paris / 10am friday Sydney Australia

Tuesday May 31st - last day of the month to qualify. I will be hosting Classic games all day long, till Midnight EST.
• Session 1 start time: 11am Pacific time / 2pm Eastern / 7pm London / 8pm Paris / 4am Friday Sydney Australia
• Session 2 start time: 5pm Pacific time / 8pm Eastern / 1am friday London / 2am friday Paris / 10am friday Sydney Australia

First week of June - Back to Classic FINAL SHOWDOWN. The top 6 qualifiers will come together at a time that works for them and battle it out for the 2016 Classic title!


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I'm thinking about hosting a "Back to Classic" tournament, to get a little more competition going on the Classic map. Would this be something you guys would be interested in?

I am imagining it as an open qualification round, lasting for 2-4 weeks, where anyone can join in, perhaps even using the Classic ladder as the leaderboard. Then at the end, the top 6 players would face off in a Classic map finals showdown.

Thoughts?

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by PJB » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:46 am

Love it!

But would classic games with settings like 50% income 5,10,15 cards also count?

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by General K » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:01 am

in!


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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Naraku » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:53 am

I hope you host it on your Europa servers as they seem to be the more stable of the two that you have up now.

Also what rules, scoring, format and other possible variations, as PJB pointed out, will be acceptable?

I would hope that you advertise the tournament in a newsletter or some other format to INFORM users/players of upcoming events and any upgrades/updates to lux.

What are the prizes for the tournament? Anything besides some shinny pixels? A lux t shirt? coffee mug? Free ancientempires lux reg? some belly lint from Q. Sacks?

Timeframe? Aprilish? Mayish? Summerish? Luxtoberfest?

In summary: DETAILS!!! PLEASE!!!

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by imapickle » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:50 am

Sounds ok to me. I will play if I am available.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:06 pm

PJB wrote:But would classic games with settings like 50% income 5,10,15 cards also count?
Hmm, that's not my intention. I guess if I used the Classic leaderboard, they would technically count. Although I haven't seen many people actually playing those settings, so I don't think it would affect things much.

I would be encouraging more typical Classic settings.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:13 pm

Yea, I would definitely inform players in the newsletter about it, try and bring some peeps back into the mix.

A physical prize is a fun idea.

Time-frame I am thinking late April or May...

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Milltycoon » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:45 am

I may be interested in this, yes.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Red Beard » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:55 pm

I'd also play when I'm around, but I'm fairly busy these days so it' not as often as i'd like. However, I still :smt049 you all and hope this tourney turns out!

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Dangerous Beans » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:17 pm

Some FH games would be nice.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:13 pm

Is a month too long for a qualifying round? Would it be better to just have it on a tighter time-line? Or do you think a month of encouraging classic would be good?

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by General K » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:39 pm

a month, more if need be. the longer the better.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by SmotPoker » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:50 pm

I'm interested :smt023 :panic: :panic: :panic:

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:56 pm

OK, so the plan is to have qualification happening throughout the month of May. Using the Classic leaderboard as the scoreboard.

If there are people interested in hosting or hyping up some Classic games during May, that would be helpful.

In early June, I will host the finals with the top 6 qualified players, for the Back to Classic prizes!

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by RogueMonk » Wed May 04, 2016 5:33 pm

In the spirit of suggesting solutions or approaches that I would like to see, how about following through on:
dustin wrote:I'm thinking about hosting a "Back to Classic" tournament, to get a little more competition going on the Classic map.
dustin wrote:I would be encouraging more typical Classic settings.
dustin wrote:Yea, I would definitely inform players in the newsletter about it, try and bring some peeps back into the mix.

A physical prize is a fun idea.
dustin wrote:OK, so the plan is to have qualification happening throughout the month of May.

Hmm. Following through. That's a silly approach.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Naraku » Sat May 07, 2016 1:03 pm

Well after 1 week in it looks like Baden is off to an early lead in the rankings!!!! Don't touch Oz or elst!!!! :smt096

So there are 0 tournaments this month then dustin?

Any plans for future tournaments?

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Mon May 09, 2016 5:06 pm

Back to Classic event is happening, yep. We're using the Classic Conquerers leaderboard for the month as the standings.

This is intended to help Classic players get more Classic games going. I'm not the biggest classic player myself, but wanting to help Classic get more play.

I hyped it in the last newsletter, and will again in the next one as the month gets going. I can't host much actively right now, but will set a couple dates to be there as the end of the month approaches:

Thursday May 26th - come on Back to Classic! I will be hosting Classic games throughout the day!

Tuesday May 31st - last day of the month to qualify. I will be hosting Classic games all day long, till Midnight EST.

First week of June - Back to Classic FINAL SHOWDOWN. The top 6 qualifiers will come together at a time that works for them and battle it out for the 2016 Classic title!

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Naraku » Mon May 09, 2016 5:44 pm

Do 50% games count towards the tally then? what about if someone hosts 5, 5, 5? :hmm:
Are any classic game settings acceptable for the tournament? :?:
and what of the mystery bling blings that we may or may not be competing for? :twisted:

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by SmotPoker » Mon May 09, 2016 7:03 pm

Thank you dustin for putting together such an event. I enjoy me some classic. I however cant seem to ever get a game going. I setup a host but doesnt get any use... I would like to setup a headless host for classic, if someone would be willing to walk me through that setup...

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Baden » Tue May 10, 2016 6:03 pm

Playing Classic is like driving a Porsche 911 or a Ferrari. A pure thing!

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Post by n00less cluebie » Wed May 11, 2016 7:19 am

Hmmmm I'm not sure Plato would agree, Baden

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Samuel99is back » Wed May 11, 2016 7:40 pm

Seems nobody wants to play Classic....... Even if theres lots of players who waits to play games in BIO........ :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Symbiosis » Thu May 12, 2016 11:00 am

n00less cluebie wrote:Hmmmm I'm not sure Plato would agree, Baden
Classic is Aristotelian,
Classic (5, 10, 15) is Platonic, and
Biodeux is Kantian

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Rhye » Thu May 12, 2016 12:54 pm

Symbio wrote: Classic (5, 10, 15) is Platonic
Because they're both so boring, I would suppose. :smt023

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Big Will E Style » Thu May 12, 2016 2:15 pm

Classic room just froze... May Fools?

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by GFips » Thu May 12, 2016 2:27 pm

Big Will E Style wrote:Classic room just froze... May Fools?
unfortunately it seems to be frozen. I cannot enter the room, too.
I think Dustin rooms regularly auto-reset, so i hope it will be back soon. If not, then i will set the setting of the other room to the typical classic settings in the meantime as i think there should be a working classic room with "normal settings" (maybe it is only me, but i personally don't like 50% in classic at all)

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Big Will E Style » Thu May 12, 2016 2:34 pm

Here's the shitty part:

The room freezes and boots Spider and me and then finishes the game giving us 5th and 6th with RAW losses.

http://sillysoft.net/lux/rankings/game/1961616

This is definitely a problem that needs fixing, Dustin.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by GFips » Thu May 12, 2016 2:36 pm

The room seems to be back again and seems to be working now :-)
Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope Dustin can fix these problems for future. Thanks for the info BWE.

Additional info for Dustin (maybe it might help to find the cause of the problem): nobody could enter the room. The other TITAN AND EUROPE hosts were online and working at that time (so it is likely not the ISP Connection of the server). I could enter there.

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by dustin » Thu May 12, 2016 3:06 pm

I just re-hosted the 3 different Classic rooms.

The europa host is running Classic Widescreen, with settings that are almost the same. The exponential cards change it up if the game goes longer. If the Widescreen map is bigger then you're used to, use the Map menu -> Resize Map Smaller command (a few times) to get it the size you like.

Games in the fast Classic host will count for qualifying, since it also marks on the Classic leaderboard. I set that host up for Baden, since he likes to play those settings, but doesn't have a stable hosting situation of his own.

The sessions I'll be hosting use traditional settings (maybe a bit of exp cards), and expect that in the finale as well...

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Re: Back to Classic event

Post by Big Will E Style » Thu May 12, 2016 3:28 pm

So do Spider and I get our RAW/Classic points back? Or is that a feature, like Biohazard?

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